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Simon Mellen

the only signature found of Simon's, on a petition about the Quinsigamug plantation, now Worcester, MA, in 1679

For biographical information about Simon and a discussion about his relationship with his probably father Richard of Weymouth and Charlestown and others in his immediate family, see A New Look at the Mellens of Early New England.

children of Simon and Mary Mellins:

i. Simon b. 25 September 1665, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony,1
ii. Thomas b. August 1668, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony2
iii. Richard b. 1 Mar 1671/2, Malden,3 d. after 20 May 1696, no further record
iv. Mary b. abt 1675-77, perhaps Sudbury or Quansigamug, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
v. James b. abt 1681, d. after 15 December 1696, no further record
vi. John b. 29 January 1685(/6?),4 Watertown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, d. after 20 May 1696, no further record

1. 43. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, database, Boston, image 30 of original Registry of Births, Deaths, 1630-1699 mss p. 50.

2. Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of Malden, Massachusetts, 1649-1850, comp. Deloraine P. Corey (Cambridge:1903), 55, taken from a Middlesex County Court record.
3. Ibid, "2 (1) 1671," Old Style (Julian calendar) date, 2 March 1671. If it were double dated, as was common at the time, it would have been 2 March 1671/72. New Style (Gregorian calendar, in use now) date 13 March 1672.
4. Watertown Records (Watertown:1895), 57.

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